Wanted: health and safety heroes and heroines

Nominations are now open for this year's Vice-Chancellor's Health and Safety Awards.

Whether it’s the colleague or student who introduces changes to make the working environment safer, the manager who demonstrates their commitment to safety excellence, or the team who planned and introduced a new process, the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Health and Safety 2014 are the opportunity to recognise their achievements.  

“Supported by the trade unions, the awards aim to build staff and student engagement with our health and safety ethos and achievements," explains Paul Veevers, Head of Health and Safety Services. “This year we’d really like to see more nominations from colleagues in service areas and non-scientific or technical faculties.”

There are six categories of awards including:

The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Health and Safety – personally selected by the Vice-Chancellor, as a particularly inspiring team or person demonstrating health and safety.

Beacon of Good Practice – an exemplar that is transferable across campus.

Unsung Hero – who conscientiously goes beyond what is normally expected in their role.

Team who have worked together to make a Health and Safety change.

Driving Health and Safety Change – person who inspires or leads others to create and/or drive health and safety change with clear impact.

Supporting Health and Safety – a specific voluntary or official role supporting health and safety, who fulfils their role exceptionally, and goes beyond the call of duty.

Nominations close on Tuesday 4 November 2014.

Find out more at www.leeds.ac.uk/safety or ask your Health and Safety Manager.

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